Cary, NC (February 6, 2017) – The North American Soccer League released the schedule for the 2017 season today. North Carolina FC will open at home on Saturday, March 25 against Alessandro Nesta and his Miami FC.
“We are happy to get the season underway,” said North Carolina FC Head Coach Colin Clarke. “Right from the start, the schedule is full of exciting match-ups and we look forward to a competitive battle with the other teams. Hopefully, we can bring a championship back to North Carolina.”
The league’s split-season schedule will feature a 16-game Spring Season and a 16-game Fall Season. Within each season, every club will play the other seven opponents home and away, plus two additional matchups. The Spring Season Champion and Fall Season Champion will each earn a spot – and semifinal hosting rights – in The Championship, the league’s four-club postseason tournament.
The remaining two postseason spots will go to the two clubs that collect the most combined points over the course of the overall 32-game competition (Spring and Fall Seasons).
Following the home opener, NCFC will enjoy a bye week before visiting expansion side San Francisco Deltas on April 8. Other highlights of the the Spring Season include an Independence Day showdown against Miami FC on Tuesday, July 4, before concluding on July 14 at home against Puerto Rico FC.
After a two-week break, the club will host Puerto Rico again on Saturday, July 29 to open the Fall Season, before traveling to Miami on Saturday, August 5. The Fall season will see two midweek matches, at home against Miami FC on Tuesday, August 15 and away at Indy Eleven on Wednesday, Wednesday, September 13.
The North Carolina FC home schedule can be found below, for the full schedule click here. Please note that kickoff times are still being determined and will be announced at a later date.
North Carolina FC season tickets are now on sale and for the occasion, the club is extending a special season ticket offer that includes a beanie and NCFC t-shirt starting at $193. Offer valid only by phone. Fans interested in more information about membership should visit www.NorthCarolinaFC.com or call the NCFC Box Office at 919-459-8144.
2017 NASL Spring Season:
Week: Dates: Opponent:
Week 1: Saturday, March 25 Miami FC
Week 4: Saturday, April 15 FC Edmonton
Week 7: Saturday, May 6 San Francisco Deltas
Week 8: Saturday, May 13 Jacksonville Armada
Week 11: Friday, June 2 New York Cosmos
Week 14: Saturday, June 24 Indy Eleven
Week 15: Tuesday, July 4 Miami FC
Week 17: Saturday, July 15 Puerto Rico FC
The Fall Season:
Week: Date: Opponent:
Week 1: Saturday, July 29 Puerto Rico FC
Week 3: Saturday, August 12 Jacksonville Armada
Tuesday, August 15 Miami FC
Week 5: Saturday, August 26 New York Cosmos
Week 6: Saturday, September 2 FC Edmonton
Week 8: Saturday, September 16 Puerto Rico FC
Week 10: Sunday, October 1 Indy Eleven
Week 13: Saturday, October 21 San Francisco Deltas